Ferdinando M. Ametrano | Professor of Bitcoin & Blockchain Technology
Politecnico di Milano

Ferdinando M. Ametrano, Professor of Bitcoin & Blockchain Technology, Politecnico di Milano

Ferdinando teaches "Bitcoin and Blockchain Technologies" at Politecnico di Milano and Milano-Bicocca University. Former Head of Blockchain and Virtual Currencies in Intesa Sanpaolo bank, he has been speaking, lecturing, and training about bitcoin at central banks, parliaments, universities, conferences, and workshops. Chairman of the Host Committee for Scaling Bitcoin 2016 in Milan, he is member of many committees across Europe. His academic research focuses on price stability, advocating automated non-discretionary elastic monetary policy for a new generation of cryptocurrencies (Hayek Money).

He is also founder and co-administrator of the QuantLib project, a comprehensive free/open-source software framework for quantitative finance. Interest Rate Derivatives professor at the Milano-Bicocca University, he has relevant publications on this subject and has headed trading, quantitative, and risk-management teams in Banca IMI (Intesa Sanpaolo), Banca Caboto and Monte Paschi Asset Management; he has also been co-founder and managing partner of RiskMap (now StatPro Italia).



Day 2 @ 14:10

The great blockchain debate – disruption or distraction?

  • Blockchain champions rave about its potential to facilitate faster, cheaper, safer and more transparent financial transactions – are you buying into the value statement?
  • Banks are spending extraordinary resources on testing and developing blockchain technology – will their efforts ultimately bear fruit?
  • True or false – the only commercially successful application of blockchain technology will be producing digital cash​
Dr Tommi Vuorenmaa, Founder, Aekraes Kodex

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